Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 16:25 coral.co.uk Handicap7f 32y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.09s
  • Off time: 16:26:32
16:25 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 16/1
2nd Haftohaf 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 29534-5 Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Showboating (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 p A J Mccabe S M Levey 75 7/18.00
2 (4) 112-34 Dark blue, grey stars, halved sleeves, dark blue cap Haftohaf 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 p1 M Botti A Kirby 75 10/111.91
3 (5) 1150-40 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Smalljohn 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 v B Smart William Twiston-Davies (5) 74 9/110.00
4 (3) 9222-00 Maroon, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star Beauty Pageant (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 9-4 P D Evans William Carson 72 50/151.00
5 (6) 2-1 Purple, white disc, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Frontier Fighter 27
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 69 4/15.00
6 (2) 3600-76 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 W R Muir L Morris 69 16/117.00
7 (1) 17-5861 PURPLE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Lord of The Dance (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 M Mullineaux T Eaves 62 9/110.00

Verdict

Showboating continues to run well without being good enough and still looks a shade high in the weights. Smalljohn has plenty to find with Haftohaf on collateral form and it's only a matter of time before the latter is scoring again following his latest close-up fourth at Kempton. FRONTIER FIGHTER needs to improve making his handicap debut but landed the odds by nearly four lengths here last month with a subsequent winner behind so David O'Meara's charge gets the nod. Lord of The Dance also won nicely over track and trip last week but this is tougher.